Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Can't pull a rabbit out of a hat? Don't worry- you won't be needing a magic wand to make these effortless treats appear at your table!
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
- licorice stick
- 1⁄4 cup vanilla frosting
- red food coloring
- 8 oval cream-filled sandwich cookies
- 8 jelly beans (blue, green...they're for the eyes so you'll need 2 of whatever colors you want)
- 4 pink jelly beans or 4 red jelly beans
- In a bowl, beat milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Pour into four small bowls; refrigerate.
- Cut licorice widthwise into fourths, then lengthwise into thirds; set aside.
- Combine frosting with food coloring (just enough to make it pink- one or two drops will do.); frost top of cookies within a half inch of the edge.
- Just before serving, insert two cookies into each bowl of pudding for the ears.
- Add jelly beans for eyes and nose, and place three pieces of licorice on each side of the nose for whiskers.
I had every intention of reporting back to this recipe with some awesome photos, but unfortunately I cannot. I can't even say that I tasted it. Well, it is just vanilla pudding, right? I am giving this 5 stars, just for the sheer fact of making a simple and fun treat (or what could have been). I prepared the recipe this Easter morning (before anyone was to arrive) by making the pudding and dividing it into 4 individual bowls and putting them in the fridge, and combining the jelly beans, licorice whips and cookies in a large bowl that was placed on the buffet table. I ended up having to run out to the store for last minute items (okay... a "beer run" ). I returned home to find hubby, his daughter, her BF and our grandson all plunked in front of the television...with "empty pudding bowls" in front of each of them! UGH! They were meant for the grand-kids to make after our dinner. None of them even attempted to decorate one. (My fault, I should have told hubby about my plans). Sadly, our other two grand-kids stopped by briefly (with mommy and daddy, of course) on their way somewhere else. They already knew what the fun things Nana Rosie had planned for them! Talk about heart-break when the 6 yr old and 2 yr old saw that "their" pudding bowls had been devoured by 3 adults and a baby! I have saved this in my files for next year. Thank you for posting this clever idea. Made (sort-of) for "Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup" tag game - Spring 2013
WAY too CUTE!!!!!!!!!!Cannot WAIT til tomorrow to see my nieces and nephews faces light up when they see these!!!! *Won't assemble them completely til tomorrow, though!!! **The coloring from the jelly beans runs into the pudding! They'll be EASY to finish tomorrow, though!!! I'm doing them in mini graham cracker crusts and making them with banana pudding instead of vanilla, and found already pink strawberry frosting!! They will LOVE THESE!!! :)
I did this with my 6 year old daughter, she loves it. We used banana pudding though since she's not big on vanilla. It's fun and easy and tastes wonderful. Even my husband likes it.